- 11 Sep 20
The first instalment of the archives covers the singer's early years.
Alongside an announcement of a new archival series, Joni Mitchell has released her first known recording.
A then-19-year-old Joni Mitchell's performance of “House of the Rising Sun,” recorded in 1963 for the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan radio station CFQC AM is being billed as her first.
The Canadian singer-songwriter has revealed via Instagram that the first instalment of her archives, Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963 – 1967), will be released on October 30. The CDs will cover the years before Mitchell released her debut record Song to a Seagull.
The Early Years will include 29 original compositions that have never before been previously released with her vocals, cover songs and a 40-page booklet with liner notes, photographs and conversations between Joni Mitchell and Cameron Crowe, and more.
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Introducing The Joni Mitchell Archives. Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963 – 1967) debuts 10/30. Pre-order now and listen to Joni's first known recording “House of the Rising Sun” at the link in bio. With 6 hours of unreleased, never-before-heard and extremely rare recordings from Joni’s unmined archives, the new series is crafted entirely with Joni’s insight and creative input and are accompanied by liner notes featuring conversations between Joni and Cameron Crowe.
Listen to 'House of The Rising Sun' below.